Headquarters & Staff

CMUA Headquarters
915 L Street, Suite 1210
Sacramento, CA  95814


Phone: (916) 326-5800
Fax: (916) 326-5810
Email: contact@cmua.org

For media inquiries, contact CMUA Communications Director Matt Williams at mwilliams@cmua.org or (916) 841-4054.

Executive Director

Barry Moline is the Executive Director of the California Municipal Utilities Association, where he has served since January 2017. He represents California’s municipal electric and water utilities before the legislature and state agencies.  Mr. Moline has worked in the energy industry since the early 1980s. He represented the Florida Municipal Electric Association from 1996-2016. In Washington, D.C., he worked for the American Public Power Association, the national trade association of municipal electric utilities. He has done oil and natural gas research for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Fuels, investigated renewable energy and energy efficiency for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Guatemala.  Mr. Moline holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Vocational and Technical Education (1979) and a master’s degree from Washington University in Engineering and Policy.

Deputy Executive Director

Danielle currently serves as the Deputy Executive Director of the California Municipal Utilities Association. She has nearly 20 years of experience working with California public water agencies and in multi-member associations including the Association of California Water Agencies and Western Growers Association. While at Western Growers she helped establish and managed a multi-state charitable foundation program providing grants, materials and other resources for water-efficient gardens in K-12 educational institutions. Danielle also has worked in political consulting and public affairs for both statewide and national clients. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Political Science from the University of California at Davis and a Certificate of Achievement in Computer Information Science from American River College.


Manager of Water Policy
 Andrea joined CMUA in September 2020 and currently serves as Manager of Water Policy. She represents CMUA's water member agencies on issues before various California agencies including the State Water Resources Control Board and Regional Water Quality Control Boards, Department of Water Resources, and California Water Commission. Andrea is a practicing attorney licensed in California. Before joining CMUA, Andrea worked for Sacramento-based law firms focused on environmental issues including land use, water quality, local and state permitting, stormwater management, and ecosystem improvement. In her role as an attorney, Andrea represented clients in navigating complex California permitting schemes, complying with water quality regulations, responding and addressing violations of California regulations, drafting real property contracts, conducting title review, and negotiating easement terms and disputes. Andrea has also represented clients on California health and safety regulations concerning the storage and handling of hazardous materials and waste, California mining statutes and regulations, and local county/city zoning regulations including local environmental review requirements, tree ordinances, and slope/grading ordinances. Andrea holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law, and a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Psychology from the University of California, Davis.


Director of Events & Membership

Christine joined CMUA in 2016 and currently serves as the Director of Events and Membership. She brings 30+ years of non-profit, trade association, and Joint Powers Agency management experience to her role at CMUA. She oversees the planning and execution of the association’s conferences, meetings, educational/training programs, and other member-related events. She directs CMUA's Associate Partner program, manages the IT department, and supports CMUA's Board of Governors. She spent the early part of her career working with healthcare and pediatric professionals in developing a nationwide childcare education program for new parents in partnership with healthcare and pharmaceutical companies.  She is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America with a bachelor’s degree in both Culinary Arts Management and Culinary Science and received her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation through the Convention Industry Council.

Director of Energy

Derek joined CMUA in January 2024 and serves as the Director of Energy. In his role, he leads CMUA's energy program, develops legislative and policy positions in coordination with members, testifies in front of committees. and meets with lawmakers and their staff, among many advocacy duties.  Dolfie has years of experience in the legislative advocacy space, primarily focused on environmental policy issues, including energy policy He served as a senior public policy manager for electric vehicle infrastructure company ChargePoint Inc., where he oversaw the creation and implementation of the company's legislative and regulatory strategy in California and the western states.  Prior to that position, Derek worked for the League of California Cities (Cal Cities) for six years, first as a legislative policy analyst and later as a legislative representative for environmental quality.  Derek holds a master's degree in public policy from the University of California, Irvine, and a bachelor's degree in political science from San Diego State University.


Manager of Energy Regulatory Policy
Frank joined CMUA in January 2019 and currently serves as Manager of Energy Regulatory Policy and represents CMUA’s members on energy issues before various California agencies including the Air Resources Board, Energy Commission and Public Utilities Commission. Before joining CMUA, Frank held various positions with Southern California Edison.  As a Senior Regulatory Case Manager, Frank focused on demand-side management proceedings with the CPUC.  Prior to this, Frank was SCE’s Manager of Climate Policy, guiding SCE’s climate policy activities and representing SCE before the California Air Resources Board.  Frank also worked as a Senior Regulatory Economist and Policy Advisor on SCE’s CAISO and GHG Market Design team.  Frank holds a B.A. in Economics and Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Irvine.


Office Manager

Teresa joined CMUA in February 2016 and currently serves as the Office Manager.  With over 25 years of experience in both the public and the private sector in the field of administration, she most recently served as the office manager for Health Care Investment Visions, a healthcare venture governance and funding firm. Her experience and work span the fields of healthcare, finance, and educational sectors, and charitable organizations. Teresa possesses a strong background in strategic planning, human resources, financial administration, member management, procurement, procedural systems design and other responsibilities that directly impact organizational productivity and financial health.

Communications Director

Matt joined CMUA in May 2017 and currently serves as the Communications Director. In this role, he is responsible for developing a wide range of written and online communications for CMUA members and works to maintain a positive image for CMUA. He directs the association's online presence including social media efforts and the website, as well as supporting CMUA’s legislative program with advocacy communications. Most recently, Matt was managing editor of Techwire, a news website and magazine focused on the intersection of government and technology in California and the Sacramento area. Matt also has been a communications specialist for the Association of California Water Agencies. Matt holds a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a bachelor’s degree in English and Environmental Studies from California State University, Sacramento. He started his career as a newspaper reporter and researcher for Sports Illustrated.